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Shaking hands with master tailors

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mmkn, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. mmkn

    mmkn Senior member

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    I've shaken hands with a handful of master tailors in my life (those who have been hand sewing since 15) and their handshake feels much like that of my neurosurgical colleagues.

    I suppose it's the delicate handling of things over and over in their lives.

    - M
     
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  2. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    What an odd comment/thread.
     
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    gsugsu Senior member

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    Not sure that applies in all cases. I know a couple of neurosurgeons with hands the size of hams and fingers like sausages. Their handshakes are in no way delicate. You'd think they shovelled gravel for a living.
     
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    Blackhood Senior member

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    I once shook Neo's hand. He shook with the firmness of a chief resident, but with a kindest more reminiscent of a nerosergeon.
     
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    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    "shaking hands with master tailors".. I thought that was a euphemism :confused:
     
  6. mmkn

    mmkn Senior member

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    I'm just sayin' . . .

    Their hands are usually beefy and strong (cue Ed for more "comments" :)), but when they shake yours it's almost womanlike in its grip.

    Just musing that it's from all those years of pincering the needle and thread, but having to delicately appose fabric pieces together.

    - M

    Bh, regarding Neo, did you mean necrosurgeon? :devil:
     
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    Well, I don't doubt your perception about the similarities in the grips between of tailors and neurosurgeons you've met. All I know is that these these two old cowboys, both now dead, had a grip that would crush your hand. Maybe old school is different than new school.
     

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